Tuesday, 29 May 2012

A little competition for you ??

Today I recieved my fab stamp grab bag from Joanna Sheen. You never know what you are going to get and I love mine !!


I thought I would have a little competition....try and guess which is my favourite stamp ??  There is a prize for the right guess !!

Just leave your guess in a comment and on Friday night I will announce the winner.  If nobody guess right then I'll put all your names into a hat and draw a radom winner.  If there is more than one right guess then I'll again put those names into the hat and draw one.

Anyone can enter and you don`t have to be a follower to enter, but that would be nice if you want too.

A few days left......

You only have a few days left to enter our Monthly Showcase Challenge at The Crafty Pad !!

All you have to do is use a Crafty Pad Design on your project to enter.

 We have this fab prize from Crafty Individuals for the winner:


If you don`t have a Crafty Pad image then don`t worry,  Debbie has a few on The Crafty Pad Blog for FREE !!

I have used one of Debbie's fab FREEBIES which is this cute kitten. The Crafty Pad Designs sentiment is With Love


The papers I have used are by Papermania and the collection is called Bexley Black.  I have made the rolled roses from the paper as well. The leaves were cut using a spellbinders die.

Check out Kelly's creation as well over at The Crafty Pad Blog !!

Would like to enter:
Love to Create: add a sentiment
Oh La La Creations: make it girly
Squiggles and Giggles: ribbon and roses
Alphabet Challenge: H-handmade flowers
The Poodles Parlour: mono

Sunday, 27 May 2012

Colours of Your Flag / Sketch

We really have had it hot !!  Better enjoy it while we can because we might need our wellies next week !!

This week has flown by,  so it time for another challenge at The Crafty Pad !!   It`s called " Colours Of Your Flag and or a Sketch"


Joanna Sheen is our lovely sponsor this week with a fab prize of £10 to spend online !!


Team A's turn this week which includes me and we have a new DT Teamie joining us !!  So please welcome "Helen" from "Crafty Mamma Mia" and check out Helen's fab creation over on The Crafty
 Pad Challenge Blog  !!

On my card I have used "Flowers and Watering Can" and my colours for the British flag, Red, White and Blue !!



Telescopic cards are great fun to make and with mine I have mounted it onto a square card.  The circles have been cut from several Spellbinder Dies and one from a Nellie die.   Used a blue distress ink to colour the image background and then coloured the images in with promarkers.

The rest of the DT`s from Team A have loads of fab inspiration for you over at The Crafty Pad Challenge  so please check them out !!  You still have plenty of time to enter our monthy showcase challenge as well !!

Would like to enter:
Craft Your Days Away: red, white and blue
Bearly Mine: anything goes
Ooh La La Creations: ribbon or twine

Saturday, 26 May 2012

Red, White and Blue

Here`s my take on the Red, White and Blue monthy challenge over at Woodware !!


A simple card for me this time using the Woodware stamp set called " Doctors and Nurses" by Francoise Read.

Just decoupaged the doctor and nurse and their bags,  added some glossy accents to hightlight the red crosses, top of the clip board and whatever the thing is called on top of the doctors head !! Anyone know ??     

Added a lot of faux stitching all round the edges and a few big stitches on the outer edges of the paper.




Sunday, 20 May 2012

Bingo Time !!

It`s albout Bingo this week at The Crafty Pad Challenge !!

Choose a straight line whichever way you like, but make sure you then have those three item's on your project !!

Our fab sponsor this week is: Crafty Ribbons


 Wih a super dooper prize of this:


A fab Best of British ribbon pack !!  Pity I can`t enter, but you all can !!

Pop over to The Crafty Pad Challenge and see what the DT`s from Team B hvae been doing this week !!

Thursday, 17 May 2012

SS Hoppity !!

As soon as I saw this image from Robyns Fetish I knew I had to make a rocker card !!




SS Hoppity is the cutest bunny rowing a boat and I love bunnies (well all animals actually !!) He`s just right for a male birthday !!


I also love paper piecing, so apart from the fence the whole scene is paper pieced. The paper I have used is from a paper pack from My Minds Eye called "Spice". The little flowers on the tress and fence, I have cute out from one of the pattered papers.




The trees and fence are cut from Marianne dies and are just right for making little scenes.

So why not pop over to Robyns Fetish and have a look at all the other fab digi's for sale !!

Would like to enter

Robyns Fetish: paper piecing
Crafty Creations: male birthday card
Truly Scrumptous: anything goes
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge: anything but square

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Doodle It !!

The challenge we have for you this week at The Crafty Pad is right up my street !!

 "Doodle It" can be just a bit or alot of doodling on your project !! Could be some faux stitiching or a doodled message or a pretty flower !!

Our fab sponsor is:

With a fab £20 to spend online !! How great is that !!

It`s Team A`s turn to inspire you this week which includes me !! I have used Debbie's fab  "Lazy Days of Summer" digi and the" Black & White Delight" paper pack.


The cat is just right to doodle in with any pattern you like !!  I just cut stips of the "Black &White Delight" paper and glued them onto a red card leaving a gap between each strip.  Then doodled a black zigzag line on the red between the stips of paper. I mat and layed the cat image onto a piece of black then red card and doodled another zigzag black line round the edge.  The sun is one of the circles off the paper cut out.  I love it !!

Check out the rest of the teams creations over at The Crafty Pad Challeng Blog !!  While you're there,  have a look at our monthly showcase challenge as we have a super dooper prize up for grabs !!

Would like to enter:
Inspire Me Fridays: always anything goes
The Poodles Parlour: anything goes
My Craft Spot; down on the farm (you always find a cat on the farm be it a doodled one !!)
Craft Your Days Away: all creatures great and small
Crafty Emmas: anything goes
Addicted To Stamps: white, black and ?


Friday, 11 May 2012

Fathers Day

You might like to have a look at The Crafty Pad Design shop as Debbie has some more new digi stamps for sale !!  This time they are for a Fathers day or Birthday and come with two sentiments.  Also there is a fab paper pack "One For The Boys"  which goes great with them !!

I have used " I Love Daddy" Son and there is a girl design as well.  They both come uncoloured or coloured.


I have used the uncoloured version and the papers  which are fab !!

Thought it would be nice to make a shaped card and cut the DAD on my cricut and stuck them onto a blank card and then cut round the letters. Printed and then coloured the Dad and Son image, then cut them out and attached to front of card.  I`ve given Dad a bit of stubble and then drawn a no 1 on his shirt.  Printed the Fathers Day sentiment onto one of the patterened papers and then backed with black and clipped it onto the card and tied a piece of ribbon onto the clip. From the paper I had left, I then cut out some of the screws and gluded them onto the right handside of the  D.

What Dad would not  love this card from their son or daughter !!

Would like to enter:
Ooh La La Creations: make it manly
Crafty Cardmakers: for the boys
Divas By Design: one for the boys
Aud Sentiments: dad,daddy,papa
Pixie Dust Studio: for the boys
 Southern Girls Challenge: about the boys

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Last Day : WIN WIN WIN

The new release today from The Crafty Pad Designs  is: "Harry with Bouquet"


Today its my turn and Estelle`s to try and inspire you !!  You can see Estelle's fab creation HERE

I will admit I made a slight boob with my sample card.......I got carried away with my floral paper while paper piceing Harry, so he`s turned out just  a bit girly !!  But it just shows you can make him girly if you would like too !!   My "Thank You Muchly" card could be for a mum on Mothers Day or just a friend !!


Remember to keep leaving your comments and if you don`t know what I'm talking about,  then check it all out at The Crafty Pad Challenge Blog !!

Would like to enter:

Paper Take Weekly: cute cute cute
The Pink Elephant: all about mom
2 Sisters: anything goes
Sweet Stampin: four legged friends

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Day 3 : WIN WIN WIN !!

Well Day 3 already !!

The Crafty Pad Design new release today is : "Harry with Baloons"


This little fellow is having a high time of it !!  If you want to know what the WIN WIN WIN is all  about then check out The Crafty Pad Blog !!

Today it`s the turn of DT`s  Dawn and Kelly to inspire your creative juices , so check them out !!

Keep leaving those comments !!


Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Day 2: WIN WIN WIN !!

Here is the second NEW RELEASE from The Crafty Pad Designs and another chance to win one or the whole set of these fab digi`s !!


Here is "Harry in  Circle of Flowers".  Check out what DT`s Joanie, Ali and Debbi  have created today over at The Crafty Pad Blog !!

Monday, 7 May 2012

WIN WIN WIN !!!!

"Win what"  I hear you say.......well over the next four days The Crafty Pad Designs will be releasing a new set of digi stamps !!

 Meet "HARRY & HILLY" aren`t they cute !!


There are are three more in the set and one released each day. Now how do you win ??

Pop over to The Crafty Pad Blog to find out and see what DT`s  "Pauline and Leesa"  have made using the first new release  "Harry & Hilly on Toadstool"

You might win one or the whole set !! Check it out now !!

Sunday, 6 May 2012

We're Girly Girls !!

We have another great challenge for you at The Crafty Pad !!

Challenge #169 is " We`re Girly Girls " so we want to see really fab girly creations which must have "Pink" somewhere on and "Bling"!!  Now thats not hard is it girls !!

We have not one, but TWO sponsors this week: LOTV with a £10 voucher,


And Digital Downloads by L R Designs with another fab £10 voucher to spend online !!


 So what you`re waiting for......., get making us your girly creations and one of these prizes might be yours !!

Check out all the fab inspirations from the DT girls from Team B over at The Crafty Pad.

While your'er there check out also our new monthly showcase challenge for May. The super prize this month is from :


With this great bundle containing paper, toppers and stamps !!  All you have to do is make a creation using a Crafty Pad Design !! Simple !!


Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Molly Bloom/ Clare Rowlands

Had a real fab time on Saturday !!  Clare Rowlands designer of Molly Bloom stamps came to AMOM for the day and I was very lucky to do her class with her in the afternoon !!

Clare is a lovely person with my kind of sense of humour !! If you ever get the chance to do a class with Clare then I highly recommend it !!

Here are some of my photo's of the day....


Some of Clare's fab samples......


We made a pocket card in the afternoon and here is mine..........


Clare`s designs are very detailed and right up my street with loads of colouring and cutting out !! This card is going nowhere and is staying with me.........I have a few ideas of what to make it into........but thats for another post !!

If you would like to look at MORE fab work by Clare,  then check out her blog HERE
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